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Q. How long is the application process?

The verification process takes approximately 45 days once the CVO has received your 100% COMPLETED application.

Q. How many Medical Staffs are in the Mount Carmel Health System (MCHS)?

MCHS has three separate Medical Staffs, each having its own approval process:

  • Mount Carmel Health (East/West)
  • Mount Carmel St. Ann’s
  • Mount Carmel New Albany

Q. How much is the credentialing application fee?

  • $500 (1 medical staff)
  • $800 (2 medical staffs)
  • $1000 (3 medical staffs)

Q. If I decide I no longer wish to apply, is my fee refundable?

No. Once the verification process begins on your application, the fee cannot be refunded.

Q. What is the CAQH and how do I complete it?

The CAQH is the “Council for Affordable Health Care” application. We utilize the CAQH application as part of the credentialing process, which, according to H.B. 125, The Healthcare Simplification Act, is the only acceptable application for physician credentialing and reappointment in Ohio. You can find more information on the CAQH application process at

Q. How often does the Credentials Committee meet?


Q. Does the CVO expedite applications?

No. It is not the policy of the CVO to expedite one application over another. Applications are processed in the order they’re received.

Q. Does MCHS offer temporary privileges?

Yes. Providing you have interviewed with your Department Chair, your application is approved by the Credentials Committee and there are no concerns with your application, you will be sent a letter confirming you have been granted “temporary” privileges immediately following the Credentials Committee meeting. Permanent privileges are granted once your application has been presented to the quarterly Credentialing Board of Trustees for approval.

Q. When can I start seeing patients?

Once you receive your “temporary” privileges letter OR once you receive your final approval letter from the Board of Trustees.

Q. If I want to give permission for my information to be released to someone other than my designated credentialing contact, what do I need to do?

You may submit your request in writing with your signature to the CVO. This is for your protection, as your information is considered strictly confidential.

Q. Where do I mail my documents?

All mail needs to be sent to the following address:

Mount Carmel Health System
Credentialing Verification Office (CVO) – 3rd Floor
6150 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213

Q. How do I contact the CVO?

Phone: 614-546-3532
Fax: 614-546-3542

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